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Monday, December 27, 2010

Welcome Aboard

For the past several months, we've been posting articles by guest bloggers Danyelle Leafty, Stina Lindenblatt, and Jane Lebak, and I would like to thank them for the great job they've been doing. In fact, they've done so well that we think they deserve to be made official members of the QT Blog, with all the honors (huh?) and privileges (double huh?) which that entails. So please join me in welcoming them aboard and wishing them the best of luck.

Danyelle Leafty

Danyelle writes MG and YA fantasy. In her spare time, she collects dragons, talking frogs, and fairy godmothers. She can be found discussing the art of turning one's characters into various animals, painting with words, and the best ways to avoid getting eaten by dragons on her blog. (

Stina Lindenblatt 

Stina Lindenblatt writes romantic suspense and young adults novels, and is a member of the SCBWI and RWA.

Although not athletically inclined (and was always picked last for teams), she pursued a physical education degree and then a Master’s of Science Degree in exercise physiology. Her experiences range from motivating elite athletes during fitness tests to working as a research assistant for the Alberta Cancer board to selling drugs (the ethical kind) to physicians. It was during her latter career that she discovered a taste for writing fiction—in the form of annual business plans. In her spare time, she’s a photographer and blogging addict, and can be found hanging out on her blog, Seeing Creative.  www.stinalindenblatt.com

Jane Lebak

Jane is the author of The Guardian (Thomas Nelson, 1994), Seven Archangels: Annihilation (Double-Edged Publishing, 2008) and The Boys Upstairs (this December from MuseItUp). At Seven Angels, Four Kids, One Family, she blogs about what happens when a distracted daydreamer and a gamer geek attempt to raise four children. She is represented by Roseanne Wells of the Marianne Strong Literary Agency.


Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

Awww, exciting! Congrats, you guys! Especially Danyelle who was one of the very first writers I met online. :)

Elana Johnson said...

Yay! Congrats Stina, Danyelle, and Jane! :) And there so are many benefits from blogging here!

Steena Holmes said...

What an awesome group!

Jenna said...

Congrats, guys! Can't wait to read future posts. :)

G said...

Curious....do you have anyone here who blogs who isn't hip deep in the YA or MG genres?

Makes kind of hard for me to relate to whatever people write about when all they talk about is YA.

Almost like reading a Mommy Blog here, except you can substitute Mommy for YA.

Carolyn Kaufman said...

G...I don't write MG or YA, and if I tried, I'd probably get in trouble with someone, because my stuff is pretty dark.

Jane also writes adult stuff. So does Mary, when she's so inclined, and you'll see that Stina writes romantic suspense.

Maybe it's not our blog in particular that's inundated by MG/YA material -- maybe it just feels that way b/c the industry is really into MG/YA right now?

Oh, and for the record, I'm also not a mommy...

Suzette Saxton said...

Three cheers to the three new bloggers!

Melissa Gill said...

That's great. I always learn so much from these three.

G said...

Carolyn: In my opinion, YA/MG isn't the be all to end all.

But it does seem that the majority of posts I do read are from people who write YA/MG and they seem to be geared towards that type of writers.

And for the record, you really don't have to be a mommy in order to have a blog that sounds/talks like a Mommy Blog. Sometimes its that attitude that a person can have, especially if they write YA/MG. It seems to me, just by general observation, that people who write YA/MG somehow start acting like their target audience.

Which is kind of sad. Just because your target audience is between the ages of 12 and 18 doesn't mean you should act like them.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats! I've been enjoying your posts.

lbdiamond said...

Woo-hoo! Congrats, ladies!!! :D